QuadrantDate: 03/25/2001 at 18:52:52 From: Kirsten Subject: Quadrants What is a quadrant? Date: 03/25/2001 at 22:53:21 From: Doctor Peterson Subject: Re: Quadrants Hi, Kirsten. "Quadrant" means "quarter," and in particular one of the four parts into which a plane is divided by the coordinate axes. They are numbered from 1 to 4, starting at the x axis and proceeding counterclockwise (since we measure angles in that direction): Y ^ 2 | 1 | <---+---> X | 3 | 4 v - Doctor Peterson, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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